Dolby pro logic vs. 5.1 and DTS

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  1. BrianHo

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    I'm fairly new at this home theater stuff. I have an older Technics that only has Dolby Pro Logic. Is there a big difference between this and Dolby digital 5.1 and DTS. Any help would be very appreciated.

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  2. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    For prologic vs. 5.1 surround (DTS or DD), three words will suffice as an answer: MY GOD, YES!!

    DTS, if properly mastered, can be superior to Dolby Digital, to these ears.

    Now, there is the next step in surround sound: DTS-ES (Discrete & Matrix) and Dolby Digital EX (Matrix only). Both formats supply you with a center back surround channel (can also be used for non ES DTS tracks and non EX Dolby Digital encoded movies with aggressive stereo surround effects mixing), however DTS-ES can present you with a back surround channel that is discrete and full bandwidth (the software and the processor must support the DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 format; any DVD player capable of outputting a normal DTS digital bitstream is necessary also).

    Given a decently sized room, DTS-ES and Dolby Digital EX can add a good deal of surround envelopment impact to your movie experience.

    Go here for a pretty up to date listing of DTS-ES and Dolby Digital EX titles: http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=19190


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  3. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    If you haven't already done so, I suggest spending some time with our Beginner's Primer and FAQ. It contains extensive information on this and other questions you've been asking. Use the link below.

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